This Week in Books (1 Aug 2018)! #TWiB


Today I’m taking in part in This Week in Books, which was started by Lipsyy Lost and Found! If you want to join in you just need to share what you’re reading now, what you’ve read over the last week, and what you hope to read next.



No Place Like Home by Rebecca Muddiman

I was delighted to be sent a copy of this book as I love Rebecca Muddiman’s writing. This is a standalone novel and it’s so intriguing. I started it last night and I have no idea where the story is going to go, which I’m loving!

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

I’m still finding this book really interesting but it’s a book that I feel I need time to digest so I’m reading it a chapter at a time and taking time in between to mull over what I’ve read.



Old Baggage by Lissa Evans

I adored this book! I’m mid-way through writing my review but I always find it hardest to review the books I’ve loved. This was one of those novels that I never wanted to end because I was enjoying it so much. I definitely recommend it.

You Let Me In by Lucy Clarke

I’m a big fan of Lucy Clarke’s writing – her first novel Sea Sisters is one of my favourite books so I always eagerly anticipate her latest. I spotted this one on NetGalley the other day and immediately downloaded it. I read it over the weekend and really enjoyed it. It kept me on my toes and I was gripped from start to finish!

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

I’ve had this book on my TBR for a couple of years now and finally picked it up this week. Unfortunately, it wasn’t really a book for me and I didn’t really enjoy it. It was fast-paced but the story was just didn’t grab me as much as I wanted it to.

Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

I listened to the audio book of this over a couple of days and found it such a fascinating memoir. It was hard to listen to at times but I’m so glad that I finally got to this. I believe that it’s been made into a film very soon so I’ll be looking out for that.

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

I’ve had this on my TBR since last year and am kicking myself for not picking it up sooner as I loved this book. It was dark and gripping and so believable. I’m definitely going to be reading more of Attica Locke’s novels soon.

Illusion of JusticeL: Inside Making A Murderer and America’s Broken System by Jerome F. Buting

My husband and I binge-watched The Staircase on Netflix recently and when it finished were looking around for something similar. We discovered Making a Murderer (I know, we’re so late getting to this) and we were both shocked at how the case was prosecuted. Once we’d finished I wanted to know more about the case and the American court system and this was the book I found. This was a fascinating book and so well-written, I absolutely recommend it.



The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

I’ve seen fab reviews of this book on some of my favourite blogs recently so have been wanting to read this one. I was thrilled when the publisher contacted me and offered me a copy and I can’t wait to get started reading it.

Overkill by Vanda Symon

This is another book that I was sent from the publisher and I’m so keen to read it. It sounds like my kind of read!

One Click by Andrea Mara

I’ve been wanting to read this book for ages so when I spotted it on my Kindle Unlimited subscription I downloaded it right away. It sounds like a fab summer thriller so I’m hoping I can get to it this week.



What have you been reading this week? I’d love to hear. And if you take part in This Week in Books or WWW Wednesday please feel free to leave your link below and I’ll make sure to visit and comment on your post. 🙂

13 thoughts on “This Week in Books (1 Aug 2018)! #TWiB

    • Bluebird, Bluebird was such a brilliant novel. I’m hoping it’s going to be the first in a series. I have The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle on my TBR and hope to get to it soon. Are you enjoying it? I’ve heard such good things about it. 🙂

  1. You’ve got some terrific books here, Hayley. I do recommend Attica Locke’s other work when you get to it. She’s very, very talented, in my opinion.

  2. I totally agree about Old Baggage, how does one write a review to express how wonderful it was!

    Thanks for your DM’s sweetie, I haven’t forgotten you just ‘struggling’ at the moment. Books are easy to talk about. Much love xx

  3. I love that you love Old Baggage, hooray! I need to read the other book she features in.

    I just finished the big book on Henry II and also a not-that-great family reunion / culture gap novel that should have been just right for me. I’m reading Run the World, about an American woman who spends a year finding out about other running cultures around the world (loving it) and about to dive into a pile of Virago books for All Virago/All August, which I should put up on my blog some time today.

    Happy reading!

  4. You Let Me In is definitely something I’d be interested in. I loved Attica Locke’s The Cutting Season and I’ve heard great things about Bluebird, Bluebird that I really need to read it soon!

  5. I love the sound of Old Baggage! And needless to say The Psychology of Time Travel is also calling to me – I hope you enjoy all the books on your varied reading list, Hayley:)

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